Speaking to NewsDay, Zanu-PF legal secretary Paul Mangwana said the signing of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery (Zidera) Amendment Act of 2018 (S 2779) by United States President Donald Trump is unjustified and unnecessary.
He said Zimbabwe had held free and fair elections which were endorsed by the international community so there was no reason for the United States to impose sanctions on the country. Said Mangwana:
These sanctions are unjustified and unnecessary because when Mnangagwa assumed power, he encouraged continued engagement with the international community, and we do not see the reason why Britain is warming up to Zimbabwe while the Americans keep punishing us for sins of the past such as the land reform. We have also had elections which were judged by the whole international community and were said to be credible, free and fair, and so we do not see the reason why America should continue to take that position.